I started with Ron Tonkin Acura in March 2003. I grew up in the Midwest in a rural town with a population of 2000 people where tradition and values run deep. I may be one of the youngest associates here at Acura, but I’m also one of the few with the highest tenure in the sales department. As an employee of the Tonkin Family of Dealerships, I find it a very comfortable and easy fit due to the very strong customer service based atmosphere they created.
I still very much enjoy the feel of small-town life and recently purchased a house in North Plains, OR. If you don’t find me at home or here at the dealership, I’m more than likely enjoying the outdoors or touring Oregon on my motorcycle.
I began my career with Ron Tonkin Acura in July of 2008. I started as a sales consultant and was promoted to internet sales in 2010.
Prior to working for Ron Tonkin Acura, I worked 13 wonderful years for Nordstrom. I sold in various departments before landing a manager position in women’s and men’s fragrances. This position taught me how to build relationships with the many of our fragrance vendors and diverse clients while balancing a steady and consistent sales volume. In 2006, I won Fragrance Counter Manager of the year and in 2007, I won the President’s Cup.
The Tonkin Family of Dealerships has the same culture and reputation of Nordstrom. The transition has been one of the easiest, as the clients are our top priority and customer service is #1. I am proud to contribute to the Precision Team award honored to our dealership 22 times. When I’m not at the dealership you will find me enjoying time with my family. I have a 4-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son. We enjoy boating and camping in the summer and entertaining family and friends in the winter.
My goal with every client is to give them the best experience and to make them feel like family. I want all my clients to call me if there is every anything they need with their vehicle.
Please contact me if you would like a vehicle consultation!
I started working at Ron Tonkin Acura in May of 2013. Prior to working for the Tonkins, I spent twelve years working in the consumer electronics industry. Wow, what a change!! I really enjoy this new journey of my life, as I have always loved working with the public, and the ability to build relationships with my clients.
Outside of work, you will find me enjoying quality time with my husband Marcus and son Elliot. As a family, we really enjoy the ballpark. Whether it’s watching my husband play baseball, the both of us playing on our recreational softball teams, or teaching our son to throw a ball. We also enjoy catching a few Hops baseball games, right down the street from our house.
I also have a passion in life for Vintage Airstreams!!! You can find me putting on my “grubbies”, and putting in some elbow grease, to polish my 1963 Airstream Safari. I have spent two years restoring this silver Twinkie from top to bottom, inside and out. As a family, we enjoy camping in our Airstream with our fellow Oregon Airstream Group members.
I have worked with the Tonkin Family of Dealerships for over 22 years. I started with Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo in Feb of 1989 as a Lot Attendant/Detailer. Over the years, I held various positions at various stores including Ron Tonkin Chevrolet. I have worked at Ron Tonkin Acura for the past 14 years.
It has been a great experience working in various departments and dealing with customers. I try to make each customer’s car purchase a fun and stress-free experience, as it should be. As a 19-time Precision Team Award dealer, we are always raising the bar to make the customer’s experience better each and every time, whether it is through our Service Department or Sales Department. Once you are an Acura customer and experience the Ron Tonkin Acura way, you will be a lifelong customer. Come check us out.
In my spare time, I try to take in the outdoors as much as possible, whether it is enjoying a day out on the water or crabbing at the coast with friends.
My first experience with Ron Tonkin Acura was as a customer–I purchased a vehicle at the dealership! At that time, I was working for a major competitor. However, my purchase experience at Ron Tonkin Acura was so amazing that I decided to join the team–that was six years ago.
I have been Salesperson of The Month ten times during my tenure at Ron Tonkin Acura. I am also very proud of my dedication to customer satisfaction.
As an Oregon State Beaver, I was fortunate to play on the OSU basketball team during the tenure of the legendary Ralph Miller. Needless to say, but I enjoy playing basketball in my spare time.
As a born and raised Oregonian I take pride in working for a local company. I have worked in the automotive industry for over 20 years. During that time I have worked hard to gain and maintain the training needed to offer the highest level of customer service possible. As a 10-year master service advisor with Volkswagen, I was honored to be able to transfer those skills to the Tonkin family when I started working for Ron Tonkin Acura in October 2011. I am pleased to be working for a company and with a team that puts the highest importance on customer service.
In my spare time, I enjoy working on a large variety of charity events with the Gateway Elks Lodge and spending time with family and friends BBQing and camping.
I have worked for Ron Tonkin Acura since March 1986 and have completed 25 years of service. I started washing cars, detailing and light mechanical work. I was hired into the Parts Department in 1987 and became Parts Manager in 2006.
It has been a pleasure to start with this dealership as the first Acura dealership in the country. I am grateful for all of our customers and the great relationships I have established with them during my time at Ron Tonkin Acura. I have also witnessed the product line and dealership develop and grow in the 25 years that we have been in business.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children, detailing, listening to music, cooking and watching college and professional football.